The Old Signpost

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Have you ever reached a crossroads and found nothing there to indicate which way you should go? You really needed a signpost then, didn't you?
The oldest known signpost in the world is in Great Britain. It stands at a junction of the road at Chesterholme, Bardon Hill, in Northumberland. This old servant of the traveler is made of solid stone and was erected by the Romans about seventeen centuries ago.
In spite of the many severe winters it has come through, the old signpost still stands on duty directing travelers. Though its wording is somewhat blurred now, its letters are still legible and its aged arms still point the way.
We all reach a crossroads of life at some time or other, don't we? Sooner or later we must each make a decision that affects our whole future pathway. And there we find a signpost, one that points the way to safety for all eternity. That signpost is the cross of Christ. It points the way to God, to heaven and to life. It tells us of the Savior who died for us, who shed His own life's blood as the basis for man's redemption and eternal safety.
God hates sin. No evil can ever enter His presence. Then how can we, with all our sins? How can He in His holiness receive us? Only by having our sins removed, their punishment borne! That is exactly what Christ did on Calvary. Now that cross stands as the witness of divine love, pointing men and women to God.
God commendeth His love Toward us, in that, while were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:88But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)